Lanie McNulty “The Angel In The House”


poster for Lanie McNulty “The Angel In The House”
[Image: Lanie McNulty "Mimi, Chicago, Illinois" (2019) Archival pigment print 30 x 40 in.]

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So, have we killed the angel in the house?

Curious if we’ve met Virginia Woolf’s famous challenge, photographer Lanie McNulty turned her lens on domestic interiors. The photographs are stunning, but the verdict isn’t good. McNulty’s nuanced portraits of women at home with children, husbands, parents, friends, and alone were created in collaboration with her subjects. The results starkly expose what the pandemic year has made all too clear: the outsized role women play trying to keep it all together.

Lanie McNulty is a New York-based artist and social activist. Her photography projects include Lifted Up in New York City, From the Ashes of Rwanda, and The Angel in the House. Working in other media, she has created a series of tapestries called Say a Little Prayer for U.S. In her most recent work, McNulty has developed a collaborative process for creating staged, narrative images. She calls this process: “photo improv.”

McNulty’s work has been included in several solo and group exhibitions, including shows at Planthouse Gallery, BravinLee Programs, the All Things Project, UpstART Gallery, Umbrella Arts, and the Bronx Presidential Gallery. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach collection at New York Public Library, and several private collections. McNulty studied photography at the International Center of Photography and holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Bank Street College of Education.

A limited-edition publication, The Angel In The House, signed by the artist accompanies the exhibition. The monograph includes a forward by Deirdre Donohue and interview by Kate Walbert.



from September 14, 2021 to October 23, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-14 from 18:00 to 20:00


Lanie McNulty

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